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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Why do my knees hurt when my knees are bent?

Why do my knees hurt when my knees are bent?

Hard to say: Flexed knees increase tension on the patellar tendon and compression on the patella articulate surface. Flexed knees also pinch on the posterior horns of you meniscus. ...Read more

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Injured knees, knees/aches burns, thighs burns/aches. Knees feel cold and tingly?

Injured knees, knees/aches burns, thighs burns/aches. Knees feel cold and tingly?

Injury: If the knees have been injured you should expect discomfort for seven to ten days depending upon the type of injury( sprain,contusion). Treatment consists of rest and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Persistent or worsening discomfort or swelling call for evaluation by a physician or orthopedic surgeon as problems like cartilage or ligament injury may have occurred. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

see Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Circulation?: It could be a circulation problem or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back region. I would get this checked as soon as you can by your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous possibilities. Are the joints swollen? If so, you have an inflammatory arthritis. Possible noninflammatory causes include fibromyalgia. Have a rheumatologist evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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Knees hurt when climbing , bending, sitting with knees bent. Also hamstrings?

Knees hurt when climbing , bending, sitting with knees bent. Also hamstrings?

Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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What can be causing aching knees, ankles, elbows and wrists & itching?

What can be causing aching knees, ankles, elbows and wrists & itching?

Joint pain/itch: Many causes. Consider arthritis, rheumatoid, or connective tissue disease. The itching may be related to sensory nerve irritation from joint swelling, or it my be something separate. ...Read more

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Itchi elbows and knees.. Bumps come and go?

Itchi elbows and knees.. Bumps come and go?

Probably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Why do both my shoulders pop and crack causing pain numdness and weakness in my arms elbows and wrist hands?

Why do both my shoulders pop and crack causing pain numdness and weakness in my arms elbows and wrist hands?

Instability or nerve: Painful pop and click in shoulder may represent instability but this could also be emanating from your neck with a nerve issue. ...Read more

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Cracking aggravates my elbow and knees, when I turn, knee cracks and it even hurts just walking,minor pain.i thought cracking doesn't affect joints?

Cracking aggravates my elbow and knees, when I turn, knee cracks and it even hurts just walking,minor pain.i thought cracking doesn't affect joints?

It can: There are a number of causes of cracking with motion of a joint. One is known as chondromalacia, in which the normally smooth cartilage is abnormal and irregular, causing the surfaces to grind and pop as they glide over each other. The other cause is usually more soft tissue related, such as when a ligament or tendon abnormality causes the popping. Don't hesitate to be seen about it. ...Read more

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Have pain in my knees when I knee down and sit on my knees?

Have pain in my knees when I knee down and sit on my knees?

Knee Pain: Knee pain on squatting , knealing or climbing stairs is commonly due to problem in the patellofemoral joint. The above activities lead to 3-7 fold increase in the pressure at this joint. The knee becomes painful during these activities if there is damage to the articular cartillage ( chondromalacia ) this should be further investigated for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays and possible therapy including nsaids, analgesics. If a collagen disorder is found you may require steroids, methtrexate or biologics. ...Read more

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Petechia on inner wrists and elbows?

Petechia on inner wrists and elbows?

Drug,infection: This could be from medication or an infection, but there also could be something wrong with your platelets. ...Read more

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Why are my knees stiff?

Why are my knees stiff?

many possibles: There are several possible issues including arthritis, tendinitis and chondromalacia. See an orthopedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My elbows and knees have started hurting upon waking feeling like they were "locked" all night. Hurts to move them initially. What is going on?

My elbows and knees have started hurting upon waking feeling like they were "locked" all night. Hurts to move them initially. What is going on?

Arthritis: Sounds like you are describing new onset of morning stiffness which is one of the cardinal symptoms of the inflammatory arthritis family of diseases. If this sensation of restricted movement lasts for more than 30 minutes or so in the morning and persists or seems to be progressing I would discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Both my elbow joints and knee joints hurt. What could be the reason?

Both my elbow joints and knee joints hurt. What could be the reason?

Many causes: There are many possible causes. Are the joints swollen? The best approach is to have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Im 15 and for the past few days my left knee has been hurting when i bend it or straighten it. Sometimes my other joints like my elbow, knee and ankle hurts too. I don’t have an injury. I’m scared. What could be the reason for this?

Im 15 and for the past few days my left knee has been hurting when i bend it or straighten it. Sometimes my other joints like my elbow, knee and ankle hurts too. I don’t have an injury. I’m scared. What could be the reason for this?

If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in HealthTap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trusted adult or parent submit your questions, using your account to ask about your concerns. There are many pediatricians on HealthTap with a great deal of expertise, but they look for questions submitted by adults on behalf of teens or younger children. ...Read more

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When i bend down to do something my knees hurt when getting back up. The joints on my elbows hurts too when doing certain things. I'm only 23.

Not enough detail: You did not tell enough information but it sounds like you may have quadriceps muscle or patellar pain because of weakness of the muscles. So exercises to strengthen quadriceps like stationary bicycle may help . It could be some type of arthritis as well so if exercises and over the counter medications don't help consult your doctor he will examine you and help figure it out good luck. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight. but i can't exercise as my joints (knees, elbows) hurt when i do exercise. My thighs are no less than elephant legs. belly too.

Want to lose weight. but i can't exercise as my joints (knees, elbows)  hurt when i do exercise.  My thighs are no less than elephant legs. belly too.

Eat Less. KeepMoving: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help lose weight, as long as she does NOT eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

Call your doctor: Call your doctor to see if you can be seen sooner to better determine what is occurring in order to better treat it. ...Read more

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What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

True true unrelated: May be related or may not. The pain may be arthritis in both or i one and bursitis in the other or both. Are the swollen? Are they tender to you touch? Do they hurt to use them? Are they red? We need additional information to help you. ...Read more

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I got really bad knee pain same pain on my elbows or fingers at first they said the knee pain could be just growing pain but i highly doubt It?

Who is "they"?: You might have "growing pains", but these are usually limited to one leg at a time. There are several more worrisome things that could cause several joints to hurt, so you should definitely ask your parents to take you to a doctor to be tested for arthritis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have atrial fib. And knee pain due to osteoarthritis .Now have swollen elbows with pain?

Varies: There are multiple potential cause of painful, swollen elbows in a patient with no injury; not likely related directly to your atrial fibrillation or bad knees. Most common causes are usually arthritic or inflammatory such as gout or an ilex rankin bursitis for example. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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While sleeping i suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain.I experience right knee pain too..What could be the cause?

While sleeping i suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain.I experience right knee pain too..What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Pains at night can be a normal result of activities during the day, and even arthritis which is commonly worse at night. Chest tightness is a concerning symptom, especially for a man in his mid 40s. It can suggest a serious problem like heart disease, or more commonly, reflux, or something like asthma. You have several things that may or may not relate. As you are suffering, best to get good exam. ...Read more

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+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP ?

+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP
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Lupus?: This is extremely important; you need to see a rheumatologist or nephrologist to see if you have lupus, which and cause severe kidney damage. Lupus is treatable BUT you need to be seen urgently. Insist on getting an appointment with one of these specialists; make your PCP listen to you, or go to an urgent care and have them get you a referral. ...Read more

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Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK.Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning.RA factor8.6IU/ml.ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal.Possible reasons?

Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK.Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning.RA factor8.6IU/ml.ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal.Possible reasons?

Unclear polyarthriti: The RF (Rheumatoid factor) assay -which is, I assume the "RA factor"- varies widely from lab to lab, so I am not sure if 8.6 IU/mL is in the reference range or not (the lab should give both the result and the ref range). It's best to talk to a rheumatologist about your symptoms. It sounds complex. There are forms of arthritis which don't show up on blood tests (seronegative); you may have 1 of tho ...Read more